2021 Festival Schedule

In 2021, the Josiah Media Festival celebrates its 15th consecutive year as one of the world’s longest-running film festivals exclusively for young filmmakers 21 years old and under. Each year, this festival has received increased international attention and participation. During our unprecedented call for entries during the COVID-19 pandemic, we received nearly 2,300 films, adjudicated 131 entries, and will soon screen 50 of the best from around the world from four categories (Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental).  

This year’s Josiah Media Festival will take place entirely online, premiering December 13, 2021- January 29, 2022, on a continuous block schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Films will be cycled continuously during the entire 24 hours of the scheduled day. Since this is an international festival with audiences throughout the world, the 24-hour loop allows anyone to find a convenient time to screen the 2021 Josiah Media Festival.
Any school or art center with film and digital media programs are encouraged to screen these 50 films during class times and encourage students to view from home. All films and workshops are offered at no charge to the viewer.
Watch all five blocks to view the best 50 films by young media artists from around the world…AND all five student workshops on film craft! See schedule below for more details on film and workshop lineup.
The 2021 Josiah Media Festival is entirely FREE of charge. Click below to view on our livestream!

Film Block Schedule

Note: Each day begins at 10am CST and repeats every 2 hours for a full 24 hours (12pm, 2pm, 4pm, etc)
BLOCK #1 (12/13, 12/22, 12/31, 1/9,1/17, 1/26)

 

FILMS:

  • Lucid Dream by Chen Yizhen (20, China, Animation) 
  • Elizabeth by Anna Baumgarten (19, Denmark, Narrative)
  • The King of the Slice by Vidhu Kota (19,USA, Documentary)
  • Piece of Mind by Lama Kadri (23, United Arab Emirates, Animation)
  • Ode to the Climate by Vittorio Caratozzolo (14, Italy, Experimental)
  • Keep Breathing by Gabriella Hsu (19, USA, Animation) 
  • She Can’t Control Herself by Morgan Mclntosh (16, USA, Documentary)
  • Three Little Stories by Zuzanna Michlaska (21, Poland, Animation)
  • Catch & Release by Radheya Jegatheva (22, Australia, Narrative)
  • Postive by Daffa Amrullah (22, Indonesia, Documentary)

WORKSHOP: “Drone Filmmaking” with White Cloud Drones


BLOCK #2 (12/15, 12/24,01/2, 1/10,1/19, 1/28)

 

FILMS

  • Painting by Numbers by Radheya Jegatheva (22, Australia, Animation)
  • Touch Me Softly by Gaia Pulliero (20, Italy, Experimental)
  • The Scary Dragon by Jurica Nikolic (18, Croatia, Animation)
  • Sanako by Megan Tan & Clara Wahlig (20, Germany, Narrative)
  • Fledgling by W Chung (23, Canada, Animation)
  • P.E.T.s by Andrei Thuler (18, USA, Documentary)
  • Mother Nature by  Maisha Maene (23, Democratic Republic of Congo, Experimental)
  • Cave Ablaze by Daniel Williams (22, USA, Animation)
  • Lockdown Tale by Cameron Carr (22, United Kingdom, Documentary)
  • Darling Sons by Laura Jefferies (22, United Kingdom, Narrative)

WORKSHOP: “Fantasy makeup EFX, Part I” with Sergio Guerra of The Darkness production company


BLOCK #3 (12/17, 12/26, 1/3, 1/12, 1/21, 1/29)

 

FILMS

  • Papa by Simar Singh (21, India, Animation)
  • The Honorable Southerns by Omar Hisham Abd Al-Aziz (22, Egypt,  Documentary)
  • Trauma by Dana Burtin (20, USA, Experimental)
  • Bran Coucou by Lucia Auge (22, France, Animation)
  • Mora by Melika Azimi (18, Australia, Experimental)
  • Roque by Nelson De Melo (21, France, Narrative)
  • Broken Vases by Kerry Lum (18, USA, Animation)
  • Cosmos by Ferran Mullor (19, Spain, Narrative)
  • Sagiso by Claire Layne (23, USA, Animation)
  • Childhood Beyond War by Kahi Titab (20, Iraq, Documentary)

WORKSHOP: “Two- and Three-Point Lighting for Interviews” with filmmaker/educator Dago Patlan


BLOCK #4 (12/19, 12/27, 1/5, 1/14, 1/23)

 

FILMS

  • The World Resumed by Nicholas Tung (16, USA Documentary)
  • Red Threads by Ranim Abdel Khalek  (21, Lebanon, Narrative)
  • Skeleton of a Moth by Emma Kay Smith ( 21, United Kingdom, Animation)
  • Senora Oceano by Omar Deleon (18, USA, Documentary)
  • No Strings Attached by Lucija Petkovicek (20, Croatia, Animation)
  • Wallflower by Kyra Bellamy (21, Australia, Experimental)
  • Helicopter Mom by Heewon Jeong (22, USA, Animation)
  • Jal Pralay “The 2013 Kedarnath Tragedy by Yash Johari (19, India, Documentary)
  • Bocado de Medinoche by Facundo Diaz (20, Argentina, Animation)
  • ZONE by Andres Fernando Hernandez Cortes (20, Mexico, Narrative)

WORKSHOP: “Live Video Mixing” with filmmaker/media artist Erik Bosse


BLOCK #5 (12/20, 12/29, 1/7, 1/16, 1/24)

FILMS

  • Pacing the Pool by Radheya Jegatheva (22, Australia, Documentary)
  • The Cut by Izzy Argent (22, United Kingdom, Animation)
  • Distance & Longing by Mikkel Warrer (21, Denmark, Narrative)
  • Chasing Light by Gloria Fish (22, USA, Animation)
  • The Black Collective by  Roxana Morris (18, USA, Documentary)
  • Inca by Michail Lazarev (20, Russia, Animation)
  • Rock Rockman’s Redemption by Uday Narayanan (19, USA, Narrative)
  • Maria by Arran Bull (21, United Kingdom, Animation)
  • In-Dependence by Kshitij Bhadoria (21, India, Animation)
  • Three Little Birds by Andrew Romulus (22, USA, Documentary)

WORKSHOP: “Animation Showcase pt. 2 / Best Animation Apps for Youth” with youth artist Asra Garza-Cortez

2021 JMF Festival Schedule

Note: Each day is a single block looped 12 times on the even hour. Each day will begin at 10AM CST. 

FESTIVAL WEEK 1 

  • 12/13/21: BLOCK #1
  • 12/15/21: BLOCK #2
  • 12/17/21: BLOCK #3
  • 12/19/21: BLOCK #4

FESTIVAL WEEK 2

  • 12/20/21: BLOCK #5
  • 12/22/21: BLOCK #1
  • 12/24/21: BLOCK #2
  • 12/26/21: BLOCK #3

FESTIVAL WEEK 3

  • 12/27/21: BLOCK #4
  • 12/29/21: BLOCK #5
  • 12/31/21: BLOCK #1
  • 01/2/22: BLOCK #2 

FESTIVAL WEEK 4

  • 01/3/22: BLOCK #3
  • 01/5/22: BLOCK #4
  • 01/7/22: BLOCK #5
  • 01/9/22: BLOCK #1

FESTIVAL WEEK 5

  • 01/10/22: BLOCK #2
  • 01/12/22: BLOCK #3
  • 01/14/22: BLOCK #4
  • 01/16/22: BLOCK #5

FESTIVAL WEEK 6

  • 01/17/22: BLOCK #1
  • 01/19/22: BLOCK #2
  • 01/21/22: BLOCK #3
  • 01/23/22: BLOCK #4

FESTIVAL WEEK 7

  • 1/24/22: BLOCK #5
  • 1/26/22: BLOCK #1
  • 1/28/22: BLOCK #2
  • 1/29/22: BLOCK #3
 
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